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Welcome back! Yes, the Town Hall & Black Box Theatres will reopen for live performances from Sat 5 September. And we are delighted! We have put in place a range of measures to ensure a safe, comfortable & enjoyable experience for all including reduced capacity, socially distanced seating arrangements & the wearing of face coverings. The programme will initially feature a limited number of events each week & events will typically be of 60-70 minute duration without interval. Tickets for all events must be purchased in advance. For the safety of customers & staff, the box office will not initially open to the public & the bar will not open. For queries, email thtsales@galwaycity.ie or phone 091 569777 Mon-Fri, 10am-12 noon & 2pm-4pm. If you do not have a credit card, don’t worry – we will accommodate you. Read more

Des Bishop - Mia Mamma

I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?”

 Mia Mamma

I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about My mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

Where do I get my material from?

Life and death!



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